We have spent this evening seeking clarification on the new lockdown measures.
CIMPSA (The Chartered Institute For The Management of Sport and Physical Activity) has released the following statement:
“The Govt has just published some detailed guidance for England.
1:1 personal training is still allowed in a public outdoor space.
We will find out whether there are any exemptions to this e.g. for people with disabilities.”
The government guidelines have also confirmed that you can meet one other person from outside your household for exercise once per day in an outdoor public place within your local area: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/
I have also seeked advice from Sussex Police, about the government’s guidelines.
SPC is not considered an outside sports venue as it is located on college grounds, which we deem a public place as everyone can enquire about goods and services they have, on payment or otherwise. The outdoor area at SPC is by definition an outdoor public place. We deem this is no different from meeting someone at a park to exercise with.
Based on this advice, we will continue to use the SPC outdoor area to run one-to-one personal training sessions only.